Sherwood Boys Scout Hall

Stage Number: MBSH.05.01.06

Group: Western

Local Study Area: Chelmer-Graceville-Sherwood

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 16 Young Sr. Graceville

Latitude & Longitude: -27.52215833,152.97413056

Time Link: 1910

Map Link: 1926

Image Time Point: 1926

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Built circa1921. The Sherwood Boys Scout Patrol was founded in 1910, just three years after Lord Baden Powell’s scouting movement was established in Britain. James Knox-Dunn organised this Patrol, with a dozen boys, aged 8-17. In 1921, it became Sherwood Scout troop, under ex-Major Charles Trotter. This maybe when the Hall was built, from volunteer labour. In 1925, the Girl Guides were established in Sherwood.


Ralph Fones, Suburban Conservatism in the Sherwood Shire 1891-1920, (Brisbane: University of Queensland M.A. thesis, 1993)

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QSA. QSA Series 1748 Moreton District, County of Stanley Maps – A1 Series. 1 chain to the inch. Memorial Park Estate, Graceville, being subdivisions of Port 15, two resubdivisions A of Subdivisions 52­81,153-165, Parish of Oxley, County of Stanley for sale by Realty Development Co Ltd. 1 chains/inch. H James, Lithographers, Queen St, Brisbane. 620605